A Word about Our Banner

Writing last week’s post about Sarah Bert and the Chicago Mission got me thinking: while I have explained the name of this blog in a previous post, I have yet to explain the banner image that resides below it.

Our banner image comes from a beautiful watercolor painting of the first Brethren in Christ mission in Chicago. (The full image is posted at the left.) It and other similarly beautiful watercolors were used in Everybody Called Her Sister Sarah, a children’s book written by Ruth J. Bert and published in 2004 by Evangel Press (Nappanee, Ind.). Illustrations for that book were done by Kristine Westbeld.

In a future post, I’ll show some of the other pieces Kristine completed for Everyone Called Her Sister Sarah, along with the original photographs that inspired them. For now, please enjoy Kristine’s depiction of the first mission station!


About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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3 Responses to A Word about Our Banner

  1. Ken says:

    Thank you for telling “the rest of the story.”

  2. Karen D. says:

    I appreciate this type of painting, Kristine Westbeld did beautiful work for that book. I enjoy the banner every time I open your posts.

  3. Pingback: Faithful Renderings: The Art of Everyone Called Her Sister Sarah (and Some Thoughts on the Use of History in Children’s Literature) | the search for piety and obedience.

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